A 14K gold charm necklace featuring swirling souls.
Length: 17" chain.
The descriptions of both the Guf, in Jewish Mysticism's Seventh Heaven, and Lust, in Dante's Second Hell both depict vast spaces full of souls swirling around seemingly infinitely and indefinitely. In one the souls are waiting to leave Heaven, and the other they are hoping to leave Hell. The Love Is Hell collection is designer Garrett Johnson's meditation on perspective, dealing with trials in love, loss and eventual growth. Heaven can be Hell, and Hell can be Heaven.
The cutout shapes of human figures wait infinitely in circular vessels, mimicking the boundaries of the cyclical nature of existence, finished to a mirror polish encouraging that oh so tired act of self reflection.